Glamis Hall in Wellingborough fails to attract private investors

A day care centre in Wellingborough could face changes after the council that runs it failed to attract private investors.

Private companies were invited to take control of Glamis Hall from Wellingborough council but neither of the two bids submitted were suitable.

The council said it was likely to retain control of the venue.

The council's leader Paul Bell said the service would continue but could face changes as the council cuts costs.

"We wanted to see if we could achieve a better service for the people that use Glamis Hall and also save money by working with a partner organisation," he said.

"Of the two bids we received, one could improve the service but would require the council to find an extra £49,000, which we simply don't have, and the other couldn't offer any realistic savings.

"We've always said that we have no plans to stop the services offered by Glamis Hall, and if the decision is made that neither bid is workable then we will retain the service."

Mr Bell added: "We will still be looking at ways we can offer the service for less money, generate more income or funding, or see if we can provide different services or use alternative venues - this is what we are doing for all council services as we negotiate these difficult economic times - but we recognise that Glamis Hall provides a vital community service and this will continue one way or another."

Councillors will discuss the future of the centre on Wednesday.

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